In this week-long mission, you will learn the basics of engineering by designing, building and testing pedal-powered go-karts in small teams. Your mission will start with a large pile of materials: wood, pedals, timber, nuts, bolts, screws, wheels and more.
Supported by professional makers, you will sketch out initial ideas and designs until you’re ready to start prototyping. Using 3D drawing apps, you will design, make and refine your prototypes until you’re ready to start building at full scale. We will be working with drills, saws, and other basic hand tools. Skills acquired in the mission will include designing, measuring, tool use and tool safety, construction and engineering basics, and teamwork! The week will end with some exciting driving challenges. Everyone will get a copy of their model plans to take home.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
8 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). Because of the nature of this mission and the specific skills and activities involved, it is only suitable for children 8 or older. If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
This mission is delivered by facilitators experienced in design and making with children, with a professional and educational background. We operate a ratio of 1:8. All facilitators are DBS checked and all our sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission, with a minimum booking of 3 days. Unfortunately because of the skill development involved, we are unable to accept children for just one or two days on this mission.
9.30am - 4.30pm (extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies).
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
The price for this five-day mission starts at £222 per child for 3 days. The mission can booked for 3 days or more. The daily price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.